Understanding How Client Problematic Gaming Behaviors Affect Perspectives, Attitudes, and Clinical Practice of Behavioral Health Clinicians

June 16, 2021

Amanda Weston, a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida’s Behavioral and Community Science PhD program, is conducting a national dissertation survey examining registered/licensed clinicians’ attitudes and perspectives about their ability to recognize, diagnosis, and treat problematic video gaming behaviors (PGB) in their children, adolescents, and adults that they serve. Participants do not need to have experience working with clients with problematic gaming behaviors to be eligible for the survey. Information collected from this survey will be used to develop trainings for clinicians and to enhance understanding of perceived prevalence of PGB, how PGB are being assessed, diagnosed, and treated within communities, and the barriers to implementing treatment interventions to these populations.

Click here and/or share the link below with colleagues who are behavioral health providers in the United States. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. All responses will be confidential and participants may choose to share their name and email address to receive a $2 Amazon gift card for their time once the survey is complete. The survey will be open until July 23rd, 2021.

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This study has been approved by the University of South Florida’s IRB. For more information, please contact Amanda Weston at or Dr. Tom Massey at

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